would you think there are exsit family violence in a family?

@mari123 (1862)
China
November 13, 2007 12:20am CST
America has a lot of family violence. Do you think it is really exist in family?right or not? Newspaper is always wrote the truth. When I was lived in beijing I read a lot of family violence in America in internet. What do you think about America violence. How can this thing would decrease. :cry
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I don't think it's just in America. I think America is just the most vocal about it because we know it's wrong and want it to stop. Other countries may keep their violence quiet because they don't want anyone to know about it. Either t's socially acceptable there or they just want the rest of the world to think they have good people in their coountry. It may seem like America is violent because it's talked about so much here, but I think that keeping it in the open and educating people about it is rally the only way we can make it stop.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
13 Nov 07
As someone who was abused as a child, and grew up in a family with much violence, I would have to say it definitely exists. In fact, because of my own history, I have been involved with crisis centers, support groups, and charities where I have met many others who suffered violence from family members. So there is a lot of family violence. The biggest problem with dealing with this kind of violence is that the victims often believe it is their own fault, or have it so impressed on them that it is a "family matter" that they are afraid to speak about it to the authorities. Also, others are often afraid to get involved. If the average American saw a person being beaten in the street by a stranger, they would call the police. However, if that same American hears a person abusing their spouse or child, they will often not do anything. (I'm not saying no one would do anything, just that most people would not.) The strange thing, though, is that here in America we are always taught that our lives are so much easier than everyone else's, no matter what happens to us. We are taught a lot about abuse that happens to people in other parts of the world. In fact, considering the reports I've seen on abuse and violence within families across the world, I can't think of any country I've heard of that doesn't have these problems.
@wseayuan (374)
• China
13 Nov 07
I think the family violence is still common in most family in the world not only in America,but also other countries.in many family the man still earn more money then the woman,so the man are admired in the family ,the man have the privilege.so i think that may be one reason of the violence.